Tag Archives: Duluth

Curiosity update: Back towards Stranraer

Sol 2108, July 11, 2018, update by MSL scientist Roger Wiens: After being out of commission for over a year, Curiosity’s drill is making not just a comeback, but a strong one, with imminent plans for a second drill hole … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Back on top

Sols 2100-01, July 2, 2018, update by MSL scientist Scott Guzewich: Curiosity is back on top of the Vera Rubin Ridge once more, having completed our drive over the weekend as we move toward our next drilling target in the … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Over the crest

Sols 2095-96, June 28, 2018, update by MSL scientist Lauren Edgar: After a steep drive Sol 2094, Curiosity is back over the crest of Vera Rubin Ridge and enjoying the view of flatter terrain ahead. I was the SOWG Chair … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: A dusty day on Mars

Sols 2088-89, June 20, 2018, update by MSL scientist Mark Salvatore: Over the past week or so, Curiosity has experienced increasingly dusty conditions in Gale crater. Unlike her older cousin Opportunity on the other side of the planet, Curiosity is … Continue reading

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Curiosity captures thickening haze as dust storm goes global

A storm of tiny dust particles has engulfed much of Mars over the last two weeks and prompted NASA’s Opportunity rover to suspend science operations. But across the planet, NASA’s Curiosity rover, which has been studying Martian soil at Gale … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Slippery slope

Sol 2087, June 19, 2018, update by MSL scientist Michelle Minitti: Curiosity pulled away from the “Duluth” site yesterday, but given the blocky nature of the “Blunts Point” member and the sand in between those blocks, she did not get … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Looking north toward an invisible rim

Sol 2087, June 20, 2018. Seven Navcam frames composited into a panorama show that dusty air is hiding the north rim of Gale Crater. Duluth lies in the foreground, near left. At right is the Remote Micro-Imager’s four-frame take on … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Duluth’s delicate weathering

Sol 2084, June 17, 2018. The increasing dust in the atmosphere over Gale Crater is darkening and reddening images taken at the surface there. Above is a series of composited Mastcam 34mm frames on the rock named Duluth, which shows … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: 30 sols and done

Sols 2083-85, June 18, 2018, update by MSL scientist Christopher Edwards: The last time Curiosity drove anywhere was 30 martian days ago. A lot has happened in these past 30 sols. The rover got its groove back and successfully carried … Continue reading

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Curiosity: MAHLI checks out thin layers on Duluth

Sol 2082, June 15, 2018. The Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) swooped in close to Duluth’s top surface for a good look at its flake-like layers. Above is a two-frame MAHLI composite image, while at right, the Mastcam shows the … Continue reading

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